January 18, 2006

Four more lawsuits filed against archdiocese

Rocky Mountain News

By Rosa Ramirez, Rocky Mountain News
January 18, 2006
Four more sexual abuse lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Denver were filed today, including one in which a victim alleges a priest began to abuse him before the priest was ordained.

Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said Wednesday during a press conference outside the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at the corner of Logan Street and Colfax Avenue, the four victims showed tremendous courage in coming forward to speak against the abuse they suffered in the hands of those they trusted the most.

"Many tell their stories with tears and broken hearts," Blaine said.

John Doe 1B alleges that between 1959 to 1962, when he was 13 years-old, he was sexually molested, exploited or solicited by Harold R. White, who was a seminarian at the time, according to a court document.

Posted by kshaw at January 18, 2006 04:29 PM